Hi again. I would like you to be very cautious about the second option. I have done a lot of research and urethrotomy as a very high reccurence rate unless the stricture is less than 1cm. Look it up on the internet. Many specialists are actually considering not offering it. Just to be clear we are speak of the same thing, its a small surgery where they make a cut at 12 oclock to expand the urethra and u wear a catheter for 3days. My dr initially suggested it but when he saw it was 3.5cm he told me to proceed with a bmg. However i have not heard the technique from the first option so i could not give you advice. I wish you good luck.